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Rice Krispies introduces Braille stickers for blind, visually-impaired kids just in time for back to school
Parents of blind and visually impaired students can now add braille or recorded notes of encouragement for their children in lunch boxes. Parents can obtain heart-shaped stickers that come in 8 pre-written phrases such as "Love You Lots" and "You've Got This" in braille, which fit neatly on the Rice Crispies Writable Wrappers.
Envision AI version 1.5.0 released, introducing several new real-time scanning features and new language
On August 12, Envision AI released version 1.5.0 of their app, introducing several new real-time scanning features. The new tab, called scan and find, is sure to increase the functionality of the app.
Braille Teach is a new product from the company Horizon Next, created by Rashid Aliyev, an entrepreneur and inventor based in Baku, Azerbaijan. The product is an interactive hand-held device designed to help teach the Braille alphabet quickly and in a fun way using audio feedback. The company s mission is that Braille literacy must be accessible to all blind and visually impaired people. Braille Teach is designed for pre-school children who are blind or visually impaired who need to learn braille, family members, parents and organizations. Braille Teach plans to go into mass production and is currently seeking grants and investments. To learn more, click the provided link or click this link to visit http://www.BrailleTeach.com.
We last caught up with Humanware's Andrew Flatres, Product Manager of Braille Products, at CSUN 18 To speak about the Brailliant 14
launch window. While we didn t capture any audio from Humanware from this year s summer convention coverage, Andrew did send along this summary of what is coming in the Keysoft July update for Braille Note Touch that was outlined in St. Louis and Orlando.
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What do you get when you cross a Smart Beetle with a Braille Edge and add a few extra bells and whistles? Hims has pulled the wraps off the QBraille XL,, a 40-cell braille display and QWERTY keyboard mash-up which will be released this fall.
If you're headed to the NFB convention in Orlando, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.
If you're headed to the ACB convention in St. Louis, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.
Flicktype Keyboard Version 2.0 released, introducing system-wide keyboard, cursor controls, emoji, and more
Kpaw has just released Flicktype Keyboard 2.0, built from the previous Fleksy keyboard.
VFO, partners of the JAWS screen reading solution for blind and visually impaired individuals and Aira, the service which partners blind and visually impaired people to human agents and AI to complete tasks, are teaming up. Now, when using a VFO device or service, such as jaws, and sighted access is required to see the screen, users can access Aira free of charge to fill in some of the gaps to bring blind and VI users closer to parity with their sighted counterparts.
If you want an alternative to Apple and Google news on iOS, you can now download Microsoft news for even more news updates.
The BARD app created by the National Library Service has just received a major update for both iOS and android.
The 2nd quarter of 2018 brings the second release of NVDA for the year, with a new settings dialog and much more.
AIRA is preparing to launch 24/7 service as it expands internationally, according to a posting on their careers page.
Voice Dream LLC has their reading and writing apps on sale for huge discounts this week.
There may be a future for Baum's braille products after all.
More improvements to Firefox support are among the inclusions for the May 2018 update to JAWS 2018.
Another popular social network for the blind is closing its doors.
Marty's Blindfold Games is looking to bring their accessible games to the education arena and is seeking feedback from teachers and parents to help determine the direction for the company.
The makers of Hiarchy, a mindmapping app soon to enter beta in July, have made their app accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals and are seeking testers when the app officially enters beta in the next few months.
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